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by not baby Newt
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1652 "Conditionals"
Replies: 77
Views: 13809

Re: 1652 "Conditionals"

People I converse with online are more likely to invoke the "you idiot, don't you realise that language EVOLVES?!" response, which gets under my skin even more. If you mean that not all changes to the language are good, then sure. If you mean that 'evolve' always refer to natural selectio...
by not baby Newt
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 39484

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

That would be the point of the comic . . . you're = your idea's = ideas their = they're definately = definitely Just to get you started. Oh. Did not notice. I thought it was about being too insecure to compliment another person's ideas. Which makes sense and might still be part of it. The implied s...
by not baby Newt
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:51 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45544

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

Max: Sure, that explanation is probably correct. I'm not explaining the tangent I'm interested in well.

Perhaps I should ask: how many atmospheres outside is needed to break the glass before the water impact and which part would break first?
by not baby Newt
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Oblivion had some mods that added new areas (Stirk; Elsweyr) you could walk to, but for most purposes it's easier and leads to less conflicts to make a new area.

Note that skyrim difficulty doesn't affect followers, summons, frenzy spells... only damage *you* deal and take.
by not baby Newt
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alternate probabilty models
Replies: 24
Views: 4943

Re: Alternate probabilty models

City of heroes had (have?) a feature where you were guaranteed to hit after enough misses, depending on your chance to hit that foe. Iirc the statistical impact was tiny, but perhaps a bit less cursing the devs.
by not baby Newt
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45544

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

Also, why don't the sides of the glass collapse inwards? Can the average glass withstand that much pressure? Are you familiar with how mercury barometers work? Those have much smaller diameter, doesn't mean all glass items can withstand 1 atm. But perhaps the flat bottom is more fragile, either bre...
by not baby Newt
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

I think my gear is significantly stronger than the gear I've seen posted on DHs that cleared inferno, even pre damage nerf, so I must be doing something wrong. My passives are Archery, Steady Aim, and Tactical Advantage; I've tried various combination of active skills though against Belial and the ...
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

I just got my Barbarian to Level 50, and enter into Act 1 Hell. My barbarian currently has 1900 DPS, 20,000 Health, and about 3100 Armor. His experience in Act 1 Hell is very underwhelming. I'm just wondering if my Barbarian is too undergeared for Hell. What is the expected level of gear/dps should...
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Tried out Act2 Inferno on my Barbarian, (...) The sand wasp insects that shoot small insects? Evil, evil. Makes me glad leap and furious charge has a place in a tanking build. Number of expensive gems I could use: 1-2 (hat, maybe weapon later). Number of 500k+ gems I have naturally found ingredient...
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Tried Act 2 Belial Inferno with my barb. I cannot survive the insane bombardment at fourish minutes, but can probably swap to a more offensively minded gear and skill set. However I think there's something neat about an epic fifteen minute battle where you know you'll die if you lose concentration. ...
by not baby Newt
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

I don't really see why this is terribly important though, given that there's still a "Don't Move" key you can map to anything you want. Not terribly important, but it's nice to keep preferences and muscle memory reflexes from D2. Strangely, for a while I found myself tapping '1' before an...
by not baby Newt
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Edit: I just discovered you can't actually change LMB and RMB. You can't even set an alternative for those 2 skillslots, so you really have to use the left and right mouse button for those skills. Weird. Strange. I wonder why they force that. Yeah, cant change this. Guess they don't think it would ...
by not baby Newt
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Well... LMBis well suited for some cheap spamable skill. But I only have one such in my current build, and as I said above I prefer RMBfor this. This is currently Frenzy (sidearm) for destroying a single foe as fast as possible. Against single foes or messy messes where I don't care who I target I j...
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Can you clarify what you mean? Not all skills can be slotted into LMB, but I'm not sure this is what you're saying. I wish to have one skill on RMB, and five skills on keys 1-5. Total six skills. I wish to continue using LMB for opening chests and clicking on things in inventory. I do not think thi...
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

Ah. But I was hoping to get six skills AND a meaningless basic attack on LMB. Or no attack at all, just interacting. But it doesn't seem possible.
by not baby Newt
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398161

Re: Diablo III

So. You have to scroll to the bottom of the new Terms of Use, indicating you pretend to have read it, before you can accept. But after a 5-minute timeout you're booted out to the login screen. Decided to read it, got booted out three times then lost patience and very briefly skipped the rest. The ti...
by not baby Newt
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding is English?
Replies: 32
Views: 7970

Re: Coding is English?

There was an older excel version (possibly works nowadays?). The basic cell function keywords (not sure macro is an appropriate word) were localized. Stored in the localized form in the xls file. Tried to open an English excel file, it complained that IF() was no valid function name.

This was sad.
by not baby Newt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414642

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

A galleon is about 50 pounds if I remember chapter 4 right. Yeah, that's what harry guesses. A/N: As others have noted, the novels seem inconsistent in the apparent purchasing power of a Galleon; I'm picking a consistent value and sticking with it. Five British pounds to the Galleon doesn't square ...
by not baby Newt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2035677

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

An old thread got me thinking of windows for . It's remarkably flexible, in an insane swiss army knife kind of way. For example, it does file parsing. C:\foobar>type silly.bat @REM split file into tokens, pretend last token is a fully qualified file name. @for /F "eol=; tokens=2,3* delims=,&quo...
by not baby Newt
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414642

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Spoiler:
Thank you both for sensible explanations. An experienced interrogator is allowed to be deceitful, it's not just for main characters...

Seems the cosy harmonic life where all strife is in the joyful games of armies - as I've kinda thought of it - is most decidedly over.
by not baby Newt
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414642

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

More Chapter 79 spoilers DIFFERENT DISCUSSION: NEXT CHAPTER SPOILERS. Err, wow. I confess that I didn't really consider mass memory charms, simply because it would have been more interesting and plot structured to have something more sinister going on. Same with the Rita reveal, It's a wonde...
by not baby Newt
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414642

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Oh, I wonder how a day is defined for the purposes of time-turning? Can you use only 6 hours between midnight of one day and the next, or is there a rolling 24-hour window? I suppose it would have to be the latter, because the actual time of day is completely arbitrary and we have time zones and th...
by not baby Newt
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Or get a reusable soul gem and recharge you soul trapping weapon every kill.
by not baby Newt
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

You know *that* YouTube video where a girl sings a song, possibly dragonborn comes? The mod that adds it as tavern background music is great. /Probably this is understandable sans specifics. Edit: how strong is 100% cheper destruction anyway? Incinerate lists as 201, with perk and dual cast and (to ...
by not baby Newt
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Gmal - Yes. The point I failed to actually make was that they *did* think about it for this game. Just not for the new skill.
by not baby Newt
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Powerleveling smithing is CHEAP. Just buy iron and leather, make only leather bracers and iron daggers. Every item is the same xp, regardless of whether it's an iron dagger or an ebony plate. I'm still incredulous as to how they decided this was a good idea. Probably didn't. Think much about it I m...
by not baby Newt
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I started a new (now on number three) character yesterday with realistic lighting and the Dungeon edition of the Sounds of Skyrim mod, and dungeons are really fucking scary now. I can absolutely believe that. Might I ask if your character runs solo? Lydia and a fire atronach makes things less scary...
by not baby Newt
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Agreed. The only reason I'm doing the Mages' guild first with no fast travel is because of the 7000 steps. Guess you wont go back a dozen times to ask about another word-location then. At least you'd have open cities. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8058 Markarth and riften so far...
by not baby Newt
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Apparently there is now a Hi-Res texture pack available . Not sure exactly how to install since it doesn't show as a separate game entry, but I think it was the 3GB download I triggered for skyrim but it was being wonky and I didn't have time to really see if it installed at lunch. No idea about th...
by not baby Newt
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

My Khajiit archer/assassin is doing great. The sharp claws help in nonviolent barfights(!). Nighteye.. works, has some distortion that feels feral but makes it less useful, also there are no dark places. At all. So I don't use it. Put your monitor in front of a window facing West and play in the af...
by not baby Newt
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

My Khajiit archer/assassin is doing great. The sharp claws help in nonviolent barfights(!). Nighteye.. works, has some distortion that feels feral but makes it less useful, also there are no dark places. At all. So I don't use it.
by not baby Newt
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

1) I think the emphasis there should be on "My" and not "thief". My thief in oblivion, motivated by greed and a desire to collect books, was quite happy to do a few fetch quests for some magicky chumps so he could steal their stuff and get enchanting to be an even better thief. ...
by not baby Newt
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Thieves have trouble with dragons. Warriors can use Peryte's shield and slaughter any dragon. Mages can stagger them to death. But no sneak attack for thieves... No game mechanic reason a thief couldn't use the shield if it helps that much (against breath?). Using light armor doesn't iirc penalize ...
by not baby Newt
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Don't try to be a mage killing everything with destruction in morrowind. No magicka regen and damage per magicka never increasing makes this ludicrously annoying. Good as secondary attack of course.
by not baby Newt
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Even more creepy when you go to sleep and get Lover's Comfort... *shiver* Married to Lydia or someone else? Both scenarios seem... bad. My most used console command is qqq to quit without fuss. Also toy with fov (field of view) a bit. Using 75 or 85, but the default 65 is nice in dialogue. Gave Lyd...
by not baby Newt
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Looking back, it's kind of creepy how likable most of the members of the Dark Brotherhood are. I'm thinking to myself. "Hey, these are some pretty cool dudes. Even the crotchety old man. ... Oh my God they all kill other people for money, and they ENJOY their jobs." Dark brotherhood had t...
by not baby Newt
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 572615

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

The googles suggests you shouldn't need to go that far. But I haven't tried it out and you already use the option mentioned. The `-w' and `--ignore-all-space' options are stronger than `-b'. They ignore difference even if one file has white space where the other file has none. "White space"...
by not baby Newt
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls: Discussion
Replies: 486
Views: 66675

Re: Elder Scrolls: Discussion

I used an AoE rally spell on one character to raise the spirits of the sad and the scared; making them too brave to run away from me. No level limit, cheap to cast.
by not baby Newt
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Base Damage: 16 100 one handed: 16x1.5 = 24 5/5 one handed feats: 24x2.0=48 4x47% enchants: 48x2.875=138 (28% from extra alchemy driven effect) 100 smithing: 138x1.73=240 251% bonus smithing: 240x2.23 = 536 Wow, thanks for the breakdown. Training these skills would take time, and perhaps a third of...
by not baby Newt
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589963

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Final Daedric Mace Damage: 536 (note, with all created pieces equipped. all perks, 100 one handed). 558 with Jester's Clothes. 536 sounds high. Can I has some reference data points? Specifically is it 186.1 without the +187% enchantments (would mean stacking multiplicatively with other bonuses, hop...

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